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will not hear or see much from president obama or mitt romney. until then you can hear from their running mates. the debate tomorrow will be on foreign policy. republican vice president paul ryan and vice president joe biden will be on the campaign trail, also ann romney is on the trail. president obama will visit many states including virginia this week. >> the commonwealth is just one of the handful of states that are a toss up. earlier this morning, david gregory joined us and said you can expect to see more of those visits in the coming weeks. >> this really becomes the fight down the stretch here in some of these key states like our own he in virginia where the obama campaign believes women voter wills be critical in their turn out to win the state of virginia. >> and you can hear more about the campaign just ahead on meet the press. david will be joined by rob portman and marco rubio, and david actixlerod. >> tomorrow the candidates will likely discuss u.s. relations with iran. the white house denies a report for an agreement on the first ever talks. the u.s. and iran agreed in principal
thetial candidate mitt romney seeing a big bump this morning. welcome to "news hour today." >> a bit of a tradeoff this morning. it's a little bit warming but a little bit wet. >> veronica johnson here to tell us if we're going to get more rain, are things warming up? >> the rain should be moving up. we're going to warm up a bit, a tad higher than what we were yesterday. if you're tired of complaining, and we have been talking about the chill, this cold blast that's come in, right now areas of the midwest and northern plains, they've got windchills in the 20s. the kids will be waiting at the bus stop with windchills in the 20s, that's crazy. 45 to 49 degrees here. i think that rain is going so end soon with an overcast sky at the bus stop. your sunrise today 7:12, getting later and later now. look at the numbers throughout the area. 45 degrees. most areas to the north, 46 around leesburg. 46 manassas. 46 around kent springs, maryland, right now. here's a look at that rain that's been with us again, all through the overnight period. the tail end around fredericksburg. by around 8:00 a
that up. from laurel down to the beltway, about nine minutes. >>> tonight president obama and mitt romney will meet face to face in perhaps the last time before election day. the candidates will square off in their third and final debate. it will take place at lynn university in boca raton, florida, and will focus on foreign policy. the president has been preparing at camp david, romney in florida. the campaigns used the sunday morning talk shows to appeal to voters. >> the american people have gotten to see mitt romney up close as he offers his vision of the future and what he would do as president. even more startling is the president's complete failure to put forth an agenda for the next four years. >> what he would hear is the president making a case for how we build not education system second to none, so we have the best trained workers in the world, how we get control of our energy future. >> tonight's debate begins at 9:00. you can watch it right here on nbc 4. also, we want to hear from you during and after tonight's debate. i'm going to be gathering your feedback on facebook and
to dayton, ohio. vice president biden will meet him there. mitt romney will campaign out west. he'll join mitt romney in colorado. the republican candidates will also visit nevada today. both candidates are hoping last night's third and final debate gives them a boost going forward. president obama criticized mitt romney's foreign policy views and called them outdated. he used his stance on russia as an example. >> a few months ago when you were asked the biggest geopolitical threat facing america is russia. not al qaeda, middle east. call the 1980s and ask for their foreign policy because the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> and mitt romney countered saying the president has made this country weaker with his policy. >> and i call it an apology tour going to the middle east and criticizing america. i think they saw that as weakness. then when there were dissidents in the streets of tehran, a green revolution, holding signs saying, is america with us? the president was silent. i think they noticed that as well. >> romney also claims iran is four years closer to having a nuclear weap
. corkins has already pled not guilty to the first set of charges he faced. >>> mitt romney will continue his tour of battle ground states. he flies from ohio to ames, iowa, where his campaign will deliver what it calls a closing argument. the presidential candidate will return to ohio later today. president obama will campaign in ohio on monday. he's staying here in the district today. he returned late last night from a marathon 40-hour campaign trip, which included stops in eight states. one of those states was illinois, where he voted yesterday afternoon. today the president heads to georgetown university. he will tape an mtv special in which he will answer young voters' questions. >>> as both campaigns target swing states, one new poll seems to show mitt romney gaining momentum nationwide. romney has a 50%-47% lead over the president. it's the first time in the campaign the former governor has reached the 50% mark, and the economy may be to thank. when asked who they trust most to handle the economy, likely voters give romney a 52-43% advantage over the president. it's the first time
keep their season going. >> and getting tight. the poll just released that shows mitt romney picking up momentum in key places. >>> we'll have those stories just ahead. first we want to go to the news4 ve desk. >> crews still on the scene of a deadly house fire in east baltimore that has killed five people, including four children. take a look. our chopper is now over the scene. wbal is reporting the grandmother and four children were killed. you can see a look at that aerial shot. you can see the apparatus as well as some flashing lights. we know that a man had to jump from a second story window. at one point a firefighter fell through the floor and two firefighters received minor injuries. investigators still not clear how the fire started. >>> thank you. >>> 6:00 a.m., and it is just 48 degrees out there. a chilly start to our day. we have a big baseball game today at nats park. we'll know if it's going to warm up for the baseball game. >> what do you say, v.j.? >> yeah, it's going to warm up, just not quite where we were yesterday. ten degrees cooler today. >> whoa. th's
romney will meet again tonight at an event in new york, a fundraising event for needy kids. the two are also spending time in the key battleground states. president obama heads to new hampshire today, while romney campaigned last night in leesburg. spending on political ads has now topped $800 million. the candidates have spent $807 million on tv and radio ads. the president's campaign has spent nearly 300 million and romney's has spent nearly $140 million. with outside groups, romney's ads outnumber obama's. more than half of the money spent went to florida, ohio, and virginia. >>> we are learning more about president obama's plans for election night. his campaign confirming to our sister station in chicago the president wants to hold his party at mccormick place, the largest convention center in the united states. it will be a big contrast from 2008 when nearly a quarter of a million people gathered in grant park for president obama's rally and celebration. sources with the mccormick center in chicago say that a contract is likely but has not been locked down. >>> you may have to
. >>> president obama will spend part of the day with one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. he'll survey the damage sandy left behind with governor chris christie. the new jersey governor has criticized the president in weeks and months, but he commended the commander in chief yesterday on his handling of the disaster. mitt romney will restart his campaign today with events in florida. the republican presidential nominee cancelled events the past two days out of respect for sandy's victim. yesterday he helped collect supplies that his supporters donated in ohio. >>> 6:07 is your time. 43 degrees. the major damage sandy caused to a space shuttle. >> the congressman who lost his home in a storm. anncr: washington's revolving door. george allen'. politicians go in. corporate lobbyists come out. in the senate, allen took money from big corporate interests... voting their way... for tax breaks for companies that ship virginia... jobs overseas. when we voted him out, allen cashed in. now allen wants another round. supporting a plan that will cost us more jobs. virginia can't trust george allen
:02 now. >>> president obama and mitt romney both claiming victory in their third and final debate. the candidates focused on foreign policy. they went back and forth on several issues, including iran, afghanistan, and iraq. the conversation got particularly heated when romney suggested the president made us weaker by going on a so-called apology tour of the middle east shortly after taking office. >> the president began what i've called an apology tour of going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. i think they looked at that and saw weakness. then when there were dissidents in the streets of tehran, a green revolution, holding signs saying, is america with us? the president was silent. >> nothing governor romney just said is true. starting with this notion of me apologizing. this has been probably the biggest whopper that's been told during the course of this campaign. and every fact checker and every reporter has looked at it, governor, and said this is not true. >> romney also criticized the president for not going to israel on his first trip to the mid
will not end up picking up the tab, than governor romney's plan may work for you. >> you're entitled to your own airplane and house, but not to your own facts. i' not going to cut education funding. >> a night of testy exchanges and harsh criticism as mitt romney and president obama try to show why they should win in november. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to news4 today for this thursday. we're going to take a look outside at 5:00 a.m. 43 degrees. the humidity that came through the region made it feel like summer. >> 73. >> what did i say? >> 43. >> no, i'm sorry. 73, that's a big difference. >> it is going to be that cold by monday, though. >> what? >> indeed. it's going to be 30 degrees colder in the mornings by monday. big change on the way between now and then. ahead of another weak front coming our way. we have some passing light showers now moving out of the carolinas into virginia, the district, and maryland, parts of east and west virginia advancing north and east. a closer view of our storm 4 team radar. the wipers are running on 95 now
? >> governor romney, here's what we did. >> not holding back. a night of fiery attacks as president obama and mitt romney raise the stakes for their second debate. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this wednesday, october 17th, 2012. take a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 50 degrees out there. be sure to grab a coat as you head out the door. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here to tell us how to put it all in perspective. >> and the 50 degrees is the warm spot. that's balmy. that's beach weather. >>> a few clouds passing over us, and thankfully, mersfully, we don't have the blustery winds like we've had the last couple of days or it would feel colder. down in maryland and west virginia, it's down into the 30s. it has dipped into the mid-30s around the blue ridge, shenandoah valley, and much of west virginia and western maryland. even closer to washington, it's upper 30s, manassas and prince william county. la plata down to 40 degrees. right near the bay waters, mid-40s. hour by hour throughout the day today, we'll
to the finish line. president obama and mitt romney flying across the country today. they've got campaign stops in the states that could determine the election. today the president will make stops in iowa's quad cities area and denver. he will later fly to l.a. for an appearance on "the tonight show" before heading to vegas. mitt romney will campaign in reno. the republican presidential nominee making stops in cedar rapids, iowa, and end the day in cincinnati. he'll make three stops in ohio. both candidates kicked off the final stretch with their running mates. president obama kicked off in florida before meeting up with vice president joe biden in ohio. mitt romney visited colorado and nevada with paul ryan. >> this is a status quo candidacy, going forward with the same policies of the last four years. that's why his campaign is slipping, and ours is gaining so much steam. >> you can choose a foreign policy that's reckless and wrong, or you can choose the foreign polic that joe and i have been applying that's steady and strong. you can choose to turn back the clock 50 years for women and immig
and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> super storm sandy moves in and leaves widespread damage and millions in the dark this morning. >>> and breaking news. as if storm damage wasn't enough, look at this. new york city firefighters battling a massive fire, new overnight. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 30th, 2012. >> we are keeping a close eye on sandy. right now the storm being blamed for at least 16 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county, maryland. more than 6 million homes and businesses in the dark. nyu's tisch hospital evacuated last night because of a power outage. doctors and nurses started with the sickest and the youngest, loading them into ambulances. that includes 20 babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. some on respirators operating under battery power. and if the power outages weren't enough, a 13-foot wave of sea wa
123. a lot of detours for drivers to not be allowed to drive around that area. >> mitt romney is taking his campaign to florida. he and running mate paul ryan will be in daytona beach. coincidentally, it's the start of biketoberfest, a four-day festival with rock music and harley davidsons. in iowa, the president has an eight-point lead over romney with 51% of likely voters. in wisconsin, he leads romney by six points. each of those polls are virtually unchanged from last month. >>> five after the hour now. just 48 hours after they sparred in a debate at hofstra u university, president obama and mitt romney met again to trade jokes. they met at a white tie event that raises money for needy children. both mr. obama and mr. romney took jabs at each other, and they also made fun of their own debate faux pas. >> find the biggest available strawman and then just mercifully attack it. big bird didn't even see it coming. and by the way, in the spirit of sesame street, the president's remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter "o" and the number 16 trillion. >> smf yome of you m
romney today. >> both candidates will stump for votes in battleground states a day after their first debate. the president heads to wisconsin where he'll visit the university of wisconsin campus in madison. mitt romney travels to virginia. he'll campaign alongside his running mate paul ryan in central virginia. president obama will be in northern virginia tomorrow. >> the candidates kept things civil during last night's debate in denver. they were still pointed, though, in criticizing each other's policies and plans. the president went after mitt romney on how he plans to pay for his tax cuts. mitt romney used vice president joe biden's own words in describing the middle class's struggles. >> you think by closing looph e loopholes and deductions for the well-to-do, somehow you will not end up picking up the tab, then governor romney's plan may work for you. but i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. middle income americans have se
of the romney's biggest supporters, but he commended the president on his handling of the crisis. president obama will not see the damage sandy caused in new york city in person. the obama administration says the president wants to make sure police and rescue aren't drawn away from their response to the disaster. the president often works with local police and first responders when the president travels to a disaster zone. new york city mayor michael bloomberg says he's fine with the president's decision. >> the governor of maryland and virginia will head to their respective states. virginia governor will go to chincoteague island while maryland governor will go to ocean city, where the town saw three feet of standing water due to flooding. and o'malley will visit the town of cristfield, which saw its worst flooding since gloria in 1985. news >>> news 4's melissa mollet is live in old town, where some people believe water could get higher. >> reporter: we'll have high tide at 10:00 tonight. and tom kierein telling me tomorrow may actually be the worst of it. take a look right now. we are at
the hash tag dctalks. until then you won't hear much from mitt romney or president obama. you will hear from their running mates. they're working through the battleground states this weekend. yesterday the candidates may have been a thousand miles away, but voters in ohio got similar messages, that their votes could decide this election. >> you have such a huge say so in all of this. ohio is the battleground of battleground states. >> we need you. we need you. with you, we can take florida and we take florida this election is over. >>> romney's wife ann was also out and attended a breast cancer awareness event in florida. the president will be in richard monday on thursday. >> the candidates will discuss u.s. relations with iran and the u.s. denies a report on the first ever one on one talks about iran's nuclear program. the u.s. and iran agreed in principal to negotiate, but iran insists the talks will wait until after the election. in a statement though, the national security council said it's not true that they agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting unti after the elections. >> ma
and mitt romney squared off for 90 minutes last night in denver. tracy potts is live in denver now with the latest on the debate. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, from denver, where the pressure was on for mitt romney to perform to back up his ideas with details, taking on the man that even some republicans had described as one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point of this debate was to make differences clear, on lowering the desmt. >> you said you'd cut the deficit in half, it's now four years later, we have trillion-dollar deficits. >> the way we do it is for every $2.50 of additional debt, we ask for a dollar, paid for by those doing very well to contribute a little more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president insisted romney would spend five trillion on tax breaks favoring the wealthy. >> math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> they clashed on wall street, whether banks should be too big to fail, and medicare. >> cutting $716 billion from me
mitt romney in iowa with over 50% of likely voters. in wisconsin, mr. obama has a six-point lead, 51% to 45%. the poll also showed 95% of voters in most states made up their minds before the most recent debate. >>> the president will head to virginia today, another key battle ground state. he'll speak at george washington university in fairfax. it will be his second trip to the campus in just two weeks. you can expect congestion and detours if you're traveling to the area this morning. after the rally, the president will head to camp david to get ready for the final presidential debate monday night in florida. mitt romney will head to the sunshine state tonight with his running mate paul ryan. they'll be holding a rally in daytona beach. today is also the start of biketoberfest. a large four-day music festival with rock, beer, and harley davidsons. the organizers joked to a local paper that romney is going for the biker vote. >>> both of virginia apgs u.s. senate candidates are vowing to keep thousands of virginiians from losing their jobs. democrat tim kaine and republican george al
in ten. eun, over to you. >> thanks, danella. >>> 6:02 now. president obama and mitt romney won't be taking any breaks after last night's second debate. they'll be back on the campaign trail today. mitt romney will visit virginia. his first stop is chesapeake. then he'll travel north to leesburg, where he'll hold a rally at 7:00 tonight. the president will campaign in ohio and iowa before returning home tonight. >>> and the campaign stops come after a debate that featured plenty of fireworks. both candidates took an aggressive tone in that town hall style discussion last night, and they clashed on several issues, including the president's energy policy. >> in the last four years, you cut permits and licenses on federal land and federal waters in half. >> it's not true, governor romney. >> by how much did you cut them by? >> we have actually produced more oil. >> how much did you cut licenses and permits on federal land and federal waters? >> here's what we did. there were a whole bunch of oil companies. >> i had a question, and the question was how much did you cut them by? >> d
. stay with us. "news 4 today" continues now at 5:00 a.m. >>> mitt romney and president obama reaching out to bases in virginia as they try to build momentum after their first debate. good morning, everybody. i'm karen gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this friday, october 5th, 2012. we're looking for a delightful day today, but some big changes are coming. >> let's just look at today. >>> right now off to a clear and chilly start. we had the lower humidity move in while you were sleeping, and what a delightful start to this friday, a clear sky. the moon and jupiter in the southern sky. bright venus now rising, and a gorgeous morning under way. it is certainly feeling autumnal. all those areas in dark green are in the 50s. the light green, generally low 60s. that includes areas right around the chesapeake bay and parts of areas just east of washington and the eastern shore. but much of virginia, much of maryland into west virginia, it's in the 50s, even a few spots here in the highlands. these areas in blue are in the 40s this morning. all around our region
be a week away, but mitt romney plans on delivering what his campaign calls a closing argument today. the republican presidential nominee will give the major speech in iowa. he'll head there from ohio. romney made three stops in the buckeye state, including this rally in worthington. president obama is back in washington after his grueling 40-hour campaign trip. he returned late last night. today he'll return to georgetown university to tape a tv special with young voters. >>> as candidates look to make a push towards election day, one poll gives romney the momentum heading into the final days. the abc news tracking poll gives romney a 50-47% lead over the president. it's the first time in the campaign the governor has reached the 50% mark, and the economy may be to thank for that. when asked who do they trust the most to handle the economy, likely voters gave romney a 52-43% advantage over the president. it's the first time either candidate has had a clear lead on that issue. another poll shows that some of the most important swing states are still practically in a dead heat. in col
by little. >>> onto decision 2012. tonight president obama and mitt romney will meet face to face for perhaps the last time before election taye. >> the candidates will face off in the third and final debate on the campus of lynn university in boca raton, florida. it will focus strictly on foreign policy. the president has been preparing in camp david. >> and romney has been preparing in florida. their campaigns used the sunday morning talk shows to appeal to voters. >> and we can expect tonight a lot of discussion on libya and iran. could get pretty heated, especially based on the last debate between romney and president obama. want to remind you, we want to hear from you during the debate. i'm going to gather your feedback and watch your comments on twitter. unjoin the conversation by using the hash tag on twitter, dctalks. tonight may be the president's last chance to win over undecided vote errs in a race t appears to be far from decided. >> president obama and mitt romney are tied among likely voters in the latest cbs news/wall street journal poll. the president held a slim l
at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> tracking sandy this moing. we have live pictures from rehoboth beach, already feeling the effects of this monster storm. the category 1 hurricane has its sights set on the east coast and coastal communities like rehoboth beach and many through north carolina and new jersey are bracing for impact to see where this storm might make landfall. our area may not get a direct hit from sandy but we could still feel the effects. >> many cities and counties are putting resources in place. joining us is prince george's county executive. >> thank you for having me. >> you've started the process of notifying residents. you're pushing out alerts by social media and e-mail? >> that's correct. people can get updates on what's going on by going to the prince george's county website and signing up for notify me and the
romney and president obama are taking a back seat today as the focus shifts to the showdown between the vice presidential candidates. >>> plus, putting their season on the line as the nationals face a must-win game in their playoff series against the cardinals. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to news4 today for this thursday, october 11th, 2012. 48 degrees. it is chilly. you need a coat to start. we want to know whether you can shed the layers ler today. >> yes, but just not as much as what we did yesterday. it's all balancing out here yesterday and today. yesterday we had some clouds. we got into the 70s. today 60. maybe low 60s in a few neighborhoods. but quite a bit of sunshine expected across the area today. so cool sunshine it will be. check out the temperatures right now across the area. adams morgan at 52. centreville at 48. atlanta, maryland, good morning to you. you are at 49 degrees right now. under a mostly clear sky. so by 8:00 a.m. this morning, we're still clear and the temperature will be between 40 and 47 degrees. so a chill
the election, president obama and mitt romney are making a final push for your vote, including several stops in our backyard. plus we have some breaking news on i-95 north in virginia this morning. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this wednesday, october 24th, 2012. we're going to take a live look outside at 5:01. 64 degrees. time for weather and traffic on the ones. meteorologist tom kierein feeling a little more like summer in the past few days. >> you know it's not going to last long. >> i'm enjoying it while it lasts. >> let's savor it while we can. big changes coming in for the weekend. right now increasing clouds coming in from the west. speckles of green on the storm team 4 radar image, clouds in west virginia and western maryland. a lot of them are not reaching the ground. elsewhere, we have increasing clouds throughout much of the area. temperatures are milder this morning. mid-50s in arlington, fairfax, montgomery, prince george's counties. d.c. now near 60. right near the chesapeake bay, near 60 as well. and weather ob
. all the victims suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. >>> as president obama and mitt romney prepare for their second debate, the race for the white house stands pretty much where it did before the first debate. leads among 3% among likely voters. that's within the poll's margin of error. president obama led by 2% before the first debate, which most voters believe romney won. the obama campaign says the president will be more prepared for tomorrow night's debate. he is preparing right now at a resort in williamsburg, virginia. he visited campaign volunteers nearby yesterday. mitt romney, meanwhile, is practicing in boston. he made just a brief appearance yesterday as he and his wife headed to church. the president's campaign says you can expect a different tone tomorrow night. romney's aides say that won't matter. >>> and this is your last chance to register to vote if you haven't done so already. in fact, today is the deadline to register in virginia. maryland voters have until tomorrow, and the same goes for people in west virginia. in the district, the deadline has already passed
be a major headache this morning for mitt romney. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. turn back the clock. it says wednesday, october 24th right now, but it's not going to feel like fall today. already temperatures in the 60s for some of us. by later today, the temperatures really going to sky rocket. >> we're going to enjoy it while it lasts. tom kierein is here with our forecast. tom, good morning. >> this time of year we don't have as much daylight as we do in august, so any spike in the temperature is not going to last as long, but it may briefly feel like summer by midafternoon. >>> right now it is off to a balmy start around the metro area, else where, where you see the moving green on storm team 4 satellite image, that's a light rain. just a very few sprinkles trying to reach the ground in loudoun county and farther west in eastern west virginia and western maryland, it is tracking east. you might briefly need an umbrella from the shenandoah valley and blue ridge east here and around the metro area over another couple of hours. right
with students at george mason university in fairfax this morning. while mitt romney will be in coal country at a machinery company in abingdon. the president is looking to get his campaign back on track after what pundits from both sides have called a poor debate performance. and romney will attack the president's energy policies. >> with a second wind from the debate, romney is trying to distance himself from controversial comments caught on hidden camera. romney appeared on the sean hannity show on fox news last night and said his comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income tax were, quote, just completely wrong. in that video, romney said 47% of americans consider themselves victims and don't take personal responsibility. he originally defended those comments. >>> there is anticipation ahead of september's jobs report. analysts are predicting the economy added 115,000 to 125,000 jobs last month. that's better than the disappointing 96,000 jobs added in august. the unemployment stands at 8.1%. >>> to a developing story. public health officials are rn wai warning hundreds of p
in colorado. mitt romney scrapped plans to spend yesterday in virginia. instead, he joined running mate paul ryan in ohio. the republican presidential nominee campaigning again today in ohio. he'll stop in iowa and wisconsin after that. the storm has also put early voting in maryland on hold. those hoping to cast their ballots before next week's election will have to wait at least a day as governor o'malley cancelled all early voting. early voting started on saturday. a lot of people lined up to get it done before the storm. voting was supposed to end on thursday, but it may be extended. complete coverage of hurricane sandy on our website, nbcwashington. while you are online, you can sign up with breaking news and weather alerts. >>> new this morning, a woman faces charges accused of falsely reporting her car was stolen with her three young children inside, triggering an amber alert. overnight, prince george's county police cancelled the amber alert for the children. they believe the woman told police the children were in the car so she could get a faster police response.
week. >>> mitt romney will spend all of today in ohio. he'll take a bus tour across the state with stops in cincinnati, worthington and defiance. it is quite a contrast from yesterday. the republican presidential touching down in all four time zones in the continental united states. he had rallies in nevada, colorado, and iowa before ending day in cincinnati. >> you can boil what he's saying down to four simple words, and that is more of the same. we don't want more of the same. we can't afford four more years like the last four years. that's why we -- paul ryan and i have a plan with five simple steps. these steps are going to get america's economy just cooking again. >> paul ryan campaigned yesterday in ohio. he spoke at cleveland state university. no republican has ever lost in ohio and won the white house. >>> today, different sides of maryland's gay marriage debate will be at gallaudet university. they won't be there to demonstrate against each other, though. instead they'll be there to support the school's chief diversity officer angela mccaskill. dr. mccaskill was place
out of of the area. >> both president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tuesday's debate. the president is in williamsburg virginia for the next few days. he is planning on staying there until the debate. john kerry is again playing the role of romney, and romney is traveling all over ohio while preps for the debate. the match up is in new york, and it will be a town hall style. meanwhile, the latest poll numbers may be close, but president obama's campaign has one major lead this morning. with donations from four million people. a top campaign aide says that brings fund raising to more than 181 million. >>> if you haven't registered to vote yet in next month's election, time is running out. virginia voters have to register by tomorrow. absentee voting is under deadline. >> voters can still register in person through this friday. they have to go to any dc public library, fire house, or police station. >>> a traffic alert for drivers in virginia, major ramp and lane closures this weekend. drivers should use the through lanes to get bike, and the ramp for eisenhower and tel
romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> welcome back. ten minutes after the hour now. you're looking at live pictures from ocean city, maryland, as the surf is starting to batter the beach there. it looks like off in the distance a lot of these coastal towns have been evacuated. mond t mandatory orders in delaware, new jersey, as well as connecticut in this hour because of what is starting to happen in the image you just saw there. >> and what we're seeing on the eastern seaboard communities could be affecting us as well. let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein to see what we're going to get in this region. tom, good morning. >> good morning. >>> the coast has been battered with wind and rain since yesterday afternoon, and it continues. the center of circulation is still well off the coast. sandy is now beginning to ta
. >>> the buckeye state is the focus of decision 2012 this week. romney has three stops scheduled there today. yesterday the republican presidential candidate spoke to a crowd outside akron with new jersey governor chris christie. no republican has won the election without winning ohio. president obama held a rally outside ohio university. it was his 17th trip to the buckeye state. mitt romney's comments on abortion to a newspaper in iowa also making headlines. he told the "des moines register" he would not pursue abortion legislation if he became president. afterward, this campaign put out a clarification saying romney will put out legislation providing greater protections for life. romney's campaign alsoreacted, saying the republican challenger is not telling the truth about his position. it cited a 2007 gop debate where romney said he'd support banning all abortions. >>> and the producers of sesame street want the president's camp to stop running an ad featuring big bird. the ad mocks romney's comments to end the debate on federal funding for broadcasting. sesame street says it's a nonprof
.m. >>> a lot on the line tonight as president obama and mitt romney prepare to face off a second time in the race for the white house. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 16th, 2012. we're going to take a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. a cool 51 degrees out there. after a lot of rain fell. it was pouring at one point. all the skies cleared, and now we have cooler weather. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here. i actually saw really dark, almost black clouds yesterday afternoon. >> we had scary clouds, that's for sure. i'm going to show you a dramatic picture of that coming up next hour. right now, though, it's all calm. we cleared out. the clouds we had yesterday, the view from space. we had that all clear out. that was associated with a cool front swept through. behindhe front, in came the chill. just a few clouds in the western suburbs, across northern virginia. mostly cloudy in the western mountains. quite a bit of cloudiness. mostly clear over the bay, southern maryland, and eastern shore
to maintain romney's momentum after last week's debate. joe biden's mission is to get the momentum back. >>> today president obama is taking his campaign to florida. he will travel to miami this afternoon and hold a rally at the university of miami. then this evening, the president will headline a fundraiser at a hotel. the event is expected to raise $1 million for the president's campaign. the president is also speaking out about his own lackluster debate last week in. two interviews last week, he said he had a bad night and that he was too polite. >>> mitt romney is clarifying his stance on abortion. during a campaign stop in ohio, he told reporters he'll be a pro-life president. he also renewed his promise to cut off aid to plan parenthood. earlier this week, romney told "the des moines register" that if elected, he would not pursue abortion related legislation. the obama campaign quickly pounced saying he was hiding his stance on women's issues. >> a new poll by nbc news, marist and "the wall street journal" shows the former governor gaining ground in three swing states. romney gain
to supporters in delray beach, florida, and then fly to ohio and campaign with vice president biden. mitt romney will campaign with paul ryan today in colorado. both are looking for a boost from their third and final debate. they argued over foreign policy issues. iran's nuclear program dominated part of the debate. mitt romney accused president obama of allowing iran to get closer to gaining a nuclear weapon. the president claimed his republican rival actually empowered iran. >> we're four yards closer to a nuclear iran, and we should not have wasted these four years in the point they were able to spin these centrifuges and get closer. >> the fact is, while we were coordinating an international coalition, you were still invested in a chipese state oil company that was doing business with the iranian oil sector. >> president obama also said reports that the u.s. and iran are planning to meet after the election are not true. the debate might have focused on foreign policy, but the conversation often shifted to domestic issues, including the bailout of the auto industry. >> look, i think anybody o
voting begins in the district. this comes as president obama and mitt romney get ready to square off in their final debate tonight. the candidates are tied amongst likely voters in the latest nbc news/wall street journal poll. the president led by three points before that first debate. ♪ . >>> it just isn't the candidates hitting the campaign trail. bruce springsteen will be performing on behalf of the campaign tomorrow in charlottesville, virginia. the free event will take place at the downtown mall. the boss has also played in ohio and iowa for the president's re-election campaign. >>> meanwhile, romney isn't saying whether he'd be open to one-on-one talks with iran over the nuclear many practice. they asked him about it as he watched a touch football game between his staff and reporters covering his campaign. romney wouldn't answer. the issue of iran is likely to be one of the key questions at tonight's debate. >>> the u.s. may not be close to sitting down with iran to discuss its nuclear program after all. the white house is denying a new york times report that the two sides ha
to break a 2-2 tie. >>> today mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in lexington. the speech called the mantel of leadership is the republican's tenth address on foreign policy since december of 2011. according to early exsercerpts today's speech, the former massachusetts governor will criticize the president's passive leadership in the middle east saying, "i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds." >> today president obama will wrap up his two-day fund-raising trip in california. he will announce the establishment. caesar chavez national monument. yesterday the president spoke at a fund-raising concert. he poked a little fun at himself as well and his recent debate performance. >> everybody here is incredible professional, they're such great frep friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >>
romney are spending time courting voters in critical battleground states. today the president heads to new hampshire. tomorrow, he will be in northern virginia. here you can see he visited ohio yesterday, talking to a crowd of about 14,000 college students at ohio university. the president brought up mitt romney's binder of women comments from tuesday's debate. it referred to romney's remarks of finding women to fill cabinet spots in massachusetts. >> see, we don't have to order up some binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women to learn and teach and thrive and start businesses. >> the president's stop at george mason university tomorrow will be his second in as many weeks. fresh off the debarkt mitt romney also spending some time in virginia. he spoke to a crowd of more than 8,000 last night in leesburg. romney also referred to key moments from the debate. he focused as well on the issue of defense. >> unlike cutting the military, as this president would do by a trillion dollars, i would instead maintain our military strikes because america's military must be second t
, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> breaking news in the district now. police are on the scene of a stabbing near howard university. officers say a man was stabbed in the stomach. he was apparently attending home coming activities near the school on georgia avenue. rescuers took him to the hospital. police have not said if the victim was a student. we'll keep you updated. >> one of our crews found itself in the middle of a police chase. this all went down yesterday. police say it began when a maryland state trooper noticed a stolen car on the beltway. that chase wound through the streets of southeast d.c. and finally ende
. romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in virginia. the republican presidential hopeful will speak at the virginia military institute in lexington. the 30-minute speech called the mantel of leadership is romney's tenth address on foreign policy. the former massachusetts governor will criticize the president's, quote, passive leadership in the middle east saying, "i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and a more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds." today president obama will wrap up a two-day fund-raising trip in california. yesterday he spoke at a fund-raising concert with performances by john bon jovi and katy perry. and he attended a fund-raising dinner. >>> virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate today. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond. a recent wall street journal/marist poll shows tim kaine pulling ahead. david greg
performance. yesterday he took aim at the change romney is promising at the rally in wisconsin. >> we can't afford to double down on the same top down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. it's not a plan for our economy. it's not a plan to strengthen the middle class. it is not change. it is a relapse. >> he also poked fun at romney's big bird comment while saying he'd get rid of regulations while cracking down on sesame street. mitt romney is visiting a machinery company in abbingdon. yesterday he and his running mate paul ryan received an endorsement from the national rifle association. they also tried to build on the debate with more attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why the next four years are possibly going to be better than the last four years. he doesn't seem to be able to spl explain that because he has the same policies he had the last four years. >> later on, romney will head to another swing state, florida, for a rally in st. petersburg. >>> if romney did gain an advantage from his debate perform
. >>> with less than a month until election day, this morning mitt romney will hold another rally in the commonwealth. the republican presidentia candidate will speak at the mobility super center in richmond. romney will also join his running mate paul ryan at a rally in lancaster, ohio. president obama does not have a rally planned today, however tonight he'll host a dinner for winners of a contest. >>> for 90 minutes last night, joe biden and paul ryan went back and forth on a variety of issues, including the economy, the crisis in syria, health care, and abortion. on tax reform, ryan said there aren't enough rich americans to pay for all the president's spending. vice president joe biden said the only way to pay for romney's plan is to raise middle class taxes. the two also sparred on iran. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. >> they're moving faster towards a nuclear weapon. it's because the administration has no credibility on this issue. >> there is no weapon the iranians have at this point. you going to go to war? is that what you want to do now? >> w
's strong debate performance. a new survey shows mitt romney holds a 4-point lead over the president 49% to 45%. this amounts to a huge swing. the poll also shows that romney's favorability is rising and that he's making gains among women and hispanic voters. >>> this week republicans are focusing on winning over voters in north carolina. senators john mccain and behind day graham will be campaigning on behalf of mitt romney today in the battle ground state. house speaker john boehner will attend events for the gop presidential nominee on friday and saturday. romney himself will campaign in north carolina on thursday. he was in virginia yesterday. he told supporters in newport news that president obama would cut military spending, which will leave hundreds of thousands of virginians without a job. the president will be campaigning in ohio. he'll visit ohio state university in columbus. president obama held more than 30 campaign events on college campuses this year. he'll fly to the buckeye state from california where he wrapped up a lucrative fund-raising trip last night in san francisc
at just how close the race for president is. president obama leads mitt romney by just three percentage points among likely voters. that's according to the latest washington post/abc news poll, and that is within the poll's margin of error. the president's lead has actually grown by 1% since before the first debate with his republican rival, a debate most people say mitt romney won. >> both candidates will be keeping low profiles today as they prepare for tomorrow night's second debate. president obama is preparing in williamsburg, virginia. mitt romney is in boston. obama campaign aides say the president has watched that first debate. they say he won't make the same mistakes again. >> i think he's going to be aggressive for making the case of his view of where we should go as a country. >> president can change his style. he can change his tactics. he can't change his record, and he can't change his policies, and that's what this election about. >> tomorrow night's town hall style debate will focus on domestic and foreign policy. the president will likely face questions about the white
in syria, health care and abortion. both often interrupted each other. biden criticized ryan and romney for launching political attacks about the attack on a u.s. consulate in libya before they knew the facts. ryan said the attack shows the u.s. is projecting weakness abroad. the two also took jabs at each other over job creation. >> i've had it up to here with this notion that 47%. it's about time they take some responsibility here. >> did they come here and inherit that situation? absolutely. but we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it's growing at 1.3%. that's slower than it grew last year, and last year was slower than the year before. >> on tax reform, ryan said there aren't enough rich americans to tax to pay for all of the president's spending. vice president joe biden says the only way to pay for mitt romney's plan is to raise middle class taxes. >> both president obama and mitt romney say they're pleased with how their running mates did in last night's debate. president obama watched from air force one as he returned to
by college park and gallery place. >>> the post-debate bump is real for romney. the survey of likely voters has the gop candidate leading 49%-47%. a pew research poll also gave romney the lead. president obama leads a separate gallup poll in a survey of re registered voters. romney is focusing in the battleground state of ohio for the second day today. no republican has won the election without winning ohio. >>> a congressional committee will meet today to discuss last month's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. it's expected to focus on serious missteps by the state department. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed in that attack. a state department official will be one of the witnesses to testify before the house oversight committee. he is expected to deny reports the state department ignored requests for additional security in libya in the weeks before the attack. >>> today the supreme court will hear a case on whether race should be a factor considered in college admissions. the nine justices will hear the case of abigail fisher. she says she was denied admi
on their flight paths. >> both president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tuesday's debate and campaigning in swing states. the president is in williamsburg, virginia, and it planning on staying there until the debate. john kerry is once again playing the role of romney, and romney is traveling all over ohio while prepping for the debate. it will be a town hall style. the latest poll numbers may be close, but president obama's campaign has one major thing to celebrate. total fund raising has been more than $181 million. the republicans have not released their september fundraising numbers. >> if you have not registered to vote yet, time is running out. the deadline for maryland and west virginia voters is tuesday, while the mail in deadline for registration passed last week. they can still regular strer this friday at any brie brar, fire house, or online. special interest groups in maryland are spending big bucks. supporters for and against question seven that would pay for a casey know have spent more than 47 million. that's on pace to exceed their spending. there's also been big spending
in on the battleground state of ohio. mitt romney will spend his second day in the buckeye state trying to keep up momentum from last week's debate. he campaigned in akron, ohio, and spoke alongside governor chris christie. president obama spoke outside ohio state university. early polls show mitt romney leading the presidential race this morning. according to a gallup survey, the gop candidate leads 49%-47%. president obama leads another gallup poll that surveys registered votes. >>> a congressional committee will meet today to discuss last month's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the hearing is expected to focu on security missteps by the u.s. state department. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack. a state department official will be along the witnesses to testify before the house oversight committee. he's expected to deny reports the state department ignored requests for additional security in libya in the weeks and months before the attack. the man believed to be behind the anti-muslim film that sparked riots across the middle east is du
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